Cricket is the gentlemen’s game, and the best example proving it would be Virat Kohli’s reason of not hitting every ball for a six. Virat Kohli along with his partner AB de Villiers devastated the Gujarat Lions bowling attack yesterday, and whole of the cricketing world was on their feet to appreciate the brilliance of the RCB duo.
In interview with IPL official website, Virat Kohli threw light on different aspects including his consistency and pairing with AB de Villiers.
On a question about risk taking and methodology of RCB skipper, he also opened up about the reason behind not hitting every ball out of the ground, and he have some logic behind this which will make you praise him even you are his biggest hater.
IPL official website questioned: “When a batsman is in the kind of form you are in, there could be a tendency to relax or try something new, take more risks. But you stick to your methods unflinchingly. Is that a big reason for your consistency?”
While responding it the RCB skipper told:”It is a conscious effort, to be very honest. It is more like ‘Eat, sleep, train, repeat’. If you want to be consistent, you need to be boring with your training, your food and your batting habits. You cannot take the sport for granted. During the last match (against Mumbai Indians) I told Dan (Vettori, RCB’s head coach) that I felt like I could hit every ball of the first over from Tim Southee for a six. But I stopped myself because I don’t want to disrespect the sport. I want to build my innings in the same way every time I go in to bat. Sometimes I will get out, like I did in the last game. But as long as I know that I wasn’t getting ahead of myself, I am okay.”
Read the full interview here: http://www.iplt20.com/news/2016/features/7772/i-have-surprised-myself-virat